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The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation empowers people from all backgrounds with the training and education they need to secure a better future. We do this through the vast opportunities offered in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry.

Our Work


ProStart is a nationwide, two-year high school program that reaches approximately 145,000 students in nearly 1,800 high schools across all 50 states, Guam, and the District of Columbia.

Restaurant & Hospitality Leadership Center

RHLC provides employers with accredited training programs for Line Cook, Kitchen Manager, and Restaurant Manager.


NRAEF provides training programs and career support for the U.S. military. We can help you chart your next move in the restaurant industry, regardless of your level of experience.


Hospitality Opportunities For People (Re)Entering Society helps put justice-involved individuals on a path to employment and independence.

Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance

An affiliate of NRAEF, MFHA provides tailored solutions and guidance that draw from a broad range of best practices, research, DEI partnerships, and expertise in current and emerging social issues.

Latest Blog Posts

National Apprenticeship Week Events – 11/14-11/20

During the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is celebrating the growth of industry apprenticeship and the potential it offers for the future of the industry workforce. See our calendar of NAW events.

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National Apprenticeship Week 2022 logo November 12 to 20

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Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, NRAEF hosts and participates in numerous events, including trainings, webinars, competitions, conferences, award galas, and industry events.

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